Amal Kabalan, LEED A.P.
In the article “Pennsylvania Solar Energy Rebate on Hold: How Consumers Can Still Save Energy” published in the February 2009 edition of the MDC Advisor®, the steps that homeowners can take in order to reduce their energy consumption were outlined. This article discusses a case study that shows the effect of implementing two of the mentioned suggestions namely: increased attic insulation and powered, thermostatically controlled roof ventilation. Moreover, since the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Rebate program has been funded, a detailed analysis of costs and benefits of installing a solar power system on a residential house will be outlined and whether such a project is a viable option in light of all the federal and state incentives will be discussed.
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